A first look at novice compilation behavior using BlueJ

  title={A first look at novice compilation behavior using BlueJ},
  author={Matthew C. Jadud},
Syntactically correct code does not fall from the sky; for beginning programmers, the process that leads to a student’s first executable program is not well understood. We have begun to explore the behaviors that students exhibit while authoring code by focusing on when and what they choose to compile. By examining these compilation behaviors, we have determined the most common errors encountered in-class by students using BlueJ in our introductory course on object-oriented programming at Kent… CONTINUE READING
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